I sat down for a chat with musician, super-nice guy and rock photographer, Tom Wilklinson about his cracking shot of Bec Callander from Rackett, reaching out to snatch his camera mid-scream. His amazing image, snapped at the band’s single launch at the Brighton Up Bar, won the April Moshcam Photography Award.
Tom’s bangin’ work wins him a $100 voucher and a bunch of film rolls from the legends at Rewind Photo Lab in Sydney.
It was a tight, wild show, but Tom made the most of his cramped surroundings:
“If anyone knows Brighton Up Bar they’ll know it’s a fairly tiny little place and it was sold out – so it was pretty busy. There’s no photo pit so you need to do a little bit of pushing and shoving to get near the front. I saw one of the photographers there, up on a sub in the corner. I was like, ‘well that’s probably a good idea.’ So when he jumped down I just set up camp there – balancing on top of a smoke machine. I guess, cause it’s so small and Bec’s kinda doing her thing and working the crowd, putting on a show – she saw me there and grabbed my camera. It was a bit of a fluke really, I saw her lunge over to me and I fired, then hoped and prayed when I got home that it had come out alright.”
Check out our full Q&A with Tom here.
Big thanks and congratulations to the photographers this month who all submitted incredible shots! Check out all the weekly winners here.
The Moshcam Photography Awards launched in June in order to reward excellence in live rock n’ roll photography and is open to everyone and anyone! The Awards have already seen thousands of incredible entries, with the winners on display here. A voting team comprised of industry photographers (Peter Dovgan, Belinda Dipalo and Josh Groom) and the Moshcam staff select four weekly winners to be featured on the Photography Awards page.
The panel then selects a monthly winner to win a prize from one of our industry sponsors. Those legends at Rewind Photo Lab are once again our returning sponsor this month, providing a $100 voucher for the winner. Why not get amongst it? Get snapping now! For full details on how to enter – head here.
All weekly winners also go in the running for exciting prizes at the Annual Award Ceremony to be held in Sydney later this year, with the winners determined by guest judges.
Cheers to the champions at Rewind Photo Lab for their support. If you’re a photographer and haven’t checked em out yet – we highly recommend you do so – these guys are the best!